Like glaciers and tectonic plates, teeth are slowly yet surely on the move as they attempt to turn their host’s mouth into frozen tundra and then rip it apart like a bite-size Pangaea. Defeat devious teeth with today’s Groupon: for $2,999, you a full orthodontic package from Blue Back Dental in West Hartford (up to a $6,783 total value). The package includes:
- A full orthodontic procedure valid for either:
- Invisalign transparent aligners (up to a $5,500 value)
- Six Month Smile tooth-colored aligners (up to a $4,500 value)
- Up to two retainers, depending on need (up to a $600 value)
- In-office whitening (a $683 value)<p>
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers without braces, opting instead for a process that uses 3-D computer graphics to create clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of the mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Over a period of 6–15 months, up to 48 sets of aligners are swapped in and out, removed by the patient only when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Alternatively, the subtle braces of the indicatively named Six Month Smiles also work to expedite the grin-cinching process. Better suited for those with cosmetic rather than medical dental issues, the treatment applies low-pressure force with tooth-toned nickel titanium wires and clear brackets, coaxing incisors into place without having to bribe them with diamond-infused toothpaste. The average treatment length is six months, but can last anywhere from four to nine months. Six Month Smiles FAQs are also available online.
Regardless of the straightening service agreed upon by dentist and patient, all teeth are treated to in-office whitening by Blue Back Dental’s beaming team of tusk polishers. The office also provides visitors with a set of retainers to prevent relapse, much like the practice of laminating a freshly cleaned house.
Blue Back Dental
Blue Back Dental's pair of presiding dentists, Drs. Edward Molyneaux and Theodore Wu, lead their team of teeth technicians in keeping mouths pristine with a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. Treatment options range from simple routine cleanings to restorations of cracked teeth with an onsite ceramic tooth fabricator, and dental aligners, such as Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, can straighten teeth. The dentists keep patients well informed and in control of their own health, ensuring that each patient understands that the fate of their dental well-being may hang on more than a single thread of waxed floss.:m]]